Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 25 August 2019, 0145 UTC, Post 1090.

This report covers the period of 22 August 2019 to 24 August 2019.


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News for Saturday 24 August

New French CEPT paper still wants 144-146 MHz for Aeronautical
The French administration has renewed its attack on the Amateur Radio 144-146 MHz band ahead of a key CEPT ECC CPG meeting in Ankara, August 26-30

Foundations of Amateur Radio
New Entrants are Everywhere
The hobby of amateur radio has been around for a long time. It was here before I was born and it will be here after I become a silent key. The same is true for you. While there is a recurring discussion about the death of the hobby, the reality is that our community changes continually. People come and go all the time

Ham radio station active at Chaos Communication Camp
The Chaos Communication Camp is taking place August 21-25.
The Cardiff University Amateur Radio Society are attending the event and the Chaoswelle station is active on HF, VHF, UHF and the Es’hail-2 /QO-100 geostationary satellite

Photo: Thomas DO7TWI

Ham radio kept communication alive at Kavalappara
The Malabar Amateur Radio Society set up stations at Collectorate and landslip-hit areas following the recent flooding in Kerala

EURAO Newsletter September 2019
EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format or as a website. Spread the word!

Radio hams team-up with the military
What happens when hams team up with the military in a communications exercise that envisions a major earthquake?

Propagation de K7RA
Spotless days continue this week, with consecutive days without sunspots now at 16 days, according to as of August 22


News for Friday 23 August

The Italian Job (loss)
If you always wanted to broadcast on 2GO’s old frequency (801 kHz AM), it might be up for grabs right now

Special commemorative callsign EI100YXQ
This is a special call to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission across the Atlantic from Ballybunion to Louisberg, Cape Breton, NS

The Space Weather Woman
Promise of a Solar Storm & Satellite Environment Check-In – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

NASA TV to air US cargo ship departure from space station
Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27.
NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT

SAQ receives 438 listener reports
Alexanderson Alternator station SAQ says it received 438 listener reports — ‘an incredible amount’ — for its June 30 Alexanderson Day transmissions from Sweden including 8 ‘super’ DX reports, five from the USA and three from Canada

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 22 August

Tony’s 10m Band Report
No huge activity on Ten Metres this past week. I worked plenty of European stations on FT8 but nothing special.
Best of the rest TM230RF (France special), II8FTDM (Italy special), OH0UDG (Aland Is), OJ0O (Market reef) and AN7AL (Spain special).

There is certainly a wealth of certificates, plaques and shack decorating paper out there to be had if you’re so minded

Radio Club makes international connections from Loop Head
The Clare Herald newspaper reports on the amateur radio activation of the Loop Head Lighthouse as part of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) during August 17-18

FCC issues $39,000 + Forfeiture Order against man from North Carolina
The WIA report the FCC has issued a $39,000 + Forfeiture Order against a man from North Carolina, for intentional misuse of a local public safety radio communications network, in violation of the Communications Act

Cincinnati Radio’s Mike Martini to Emcee National VOA Museum of Broadcasting’s Sept. 21 Fundraiser

Cincinnati radio and TV broadcast historian Mike Martini will emcee the Saturday, Sept. 21 fundraiser for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester

The VOA museum will host “Celebrating 75 Years of VOA Bethany Station” from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the museum at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester

Martini is a 30-year, award-winning radio Cincinnati journalist and radio producer. He is also president and co-founder of the Media Heritage Collection at the VOA museum and a producer at WMKV-FM

ALARA contest August 24/25
The Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) contest is on this weekend

YOTA Summer Camp Bulgaria 2019 – Looking back
IARU Region 1 has published a report on the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) summer camp held in Bulgaria from August 11-17

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Hawaii QSO Party is on the air until 5:59 pm (HST), Sunday, 25 August 2019.  Work as many stations on as many bands and modes as you can.

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year.  The class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. For details, contact Doug at

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package here

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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